FDA Highlights Agency Accomplishments in 2005
MedSun: Newsletter #3, April 2006
On the eve of its 100th anniversary, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is assessing its past year as one of considerable accomplishment. Performance of all of the agency’s core functions was strengthened: ensuring the safety and effectiveness of drugs, biologics, and medical products; protecting the safety and security of 80 percent of the food supply; making certain that cosmetics and equipment that emits radiation do no harm; and ensuring the safety of animal drugs and feed. FDA took major steps in implementing its strategic plan and advancing its long-term strategic objectives, specifically in the areas of innovative technology, patient and consumer protection, bioterrorism, better manufacturing practices for pharmaceuticals, and modernizing its infrastructure and regulatory operations.